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Business partnering in a digital age

Category: LOCAL EVENT

Event for CIMA members and students and selected contacts of cooperation partner WHU.

Digitization. Digitalisation. Disruption. Business ecosystems are incorporating and transforming technologies such as Robotic Process Automation, Blockchain or Artificial Intelligence. But behind these technologies there are still human beings fitted with skills.

CIMA President Steve Swientozielskyj FCMA, CGMA and author of the book “Business Partnering: A Practical Handbook” will give insight into this “human bit” of disruptive change with his keynote speech about business partnering, how it evolved and the 5 crucial takeaways you must know to become a business partner.

The following panel discussion will shed light on the fact that due to this transformation roles are also subject to change under these circumstances: What is and will be the impact on the role of a controller?

Agenda:

18.00-18.30 – Registration
18.30-18.40 – Welcome address:

  • Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer, Director, Institute of Management Accounting and Control (IMC), WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
  • Jakub Bejnarowicz, Associate Director, Europe, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

18.40-19.10 – Keynote Speech: “5 things to make you a better business partner”, Steve Swientozielskyj FCMA, CGMA, CIMA President

19.10-20.30 – Moderated panel discussion: Business partnering in a digital age and its impact on the role of the controller followed by Q/A session:

  • Moderator: Jakub Bejnarowicz, Associate Director, Europe, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
  • Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer, Director, Institute of Management Accounting and Control (IMC), WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
  • Steve Swientozielskyj FCMA, CGMA, CIMA President
  • Edyta Zamojska ACMA, CGMA, Director Finance and Controlling, MANN+HUMMEL Group
  • Arkadiusz Wieczorek ACMA, CGMA, Product Cost Controlling Manager, Japan Tobacco International Germany GmbH

20.30 – CIMA Centenary celebratory cocktail and networking

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27 May, Monday I 18.00-21.00 I WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management - Campus Düsseldorf, Erkrather Str. 224a, 40233 Düsseldorf

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